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What should we do if the drawers of our boys' bunk beds are still off gassing after nearly a year?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 19, 2013 01:01 AM
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We used Minwax stain and polyurethane in one. We didn't know anything about VOCs. We do now! We have not been able to use their bedroom for nearly a year since we don't have a garage to move the bed into. It is a beautiful bed with a drawer staircase. We are desperate to know what to do as we only have two bedrooms to begin with. When I called Minwax, they said they had never heard of such a thing. Sherwin Williams treated me like I was crazy and finally said it was the plywood off gassing. I find that strange although I know it can off-gas also. My father built furniture all my life but I have never run into anything like this. If you have any suggestions, we would appreciate them. Perhaps we will just have to sand everything down and start again. I hope not.




 

 

We used Minwax stain and polyurethane in one. We didn't know anything about VOCs. We do now! We have not been able to use their bedroom for nearly a year since we don't have a garage to move the bed into. It is a beautiful bed with a drawer staircase. We are desperate to know what to do as we only have two bedrooms to begin with. When I called Minwax, they said they had never heard of such a thing. Sherwin Williams treated me like I was crazy and finally said it was the plywood off gassing. I find that strange although I know it can off-gas also. My father built furniture all my life but I have never run into anything like this. If you have any suggestions, we would appreciate them. Perhaps we will just have to sand everything down and start again. I hope not.

Dear Darlene,

I hate to say it, but I see no other alternative than to sand it down and start over.

I have never used Minwax stain and polyurethane but have used...


 

 

 
 
 

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